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Dhanush
Part of Prithvi Family
Indian short-range, sea-based, liquid-propellant ballistic missile thought to be a variant of the Prithvi.

Status: Active. First Launch: 2000-04-11. Last Launch: 2014-04-27. Number: 11 . Gross mass: 4,500 kg (9,900 lb). Height: 8.50 m (27.80 ft). Diameter: 1.10 m (3.60 ft). Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

Maximum range: 150 km (90 mi).



Family: short range ballistic. Country: India. Launch Sites: Balasore, Balasore IC3. Stages: Prithvi engine. Agency: HAL.

2000 April 11 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2001 September 21 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Test launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2004 November 7 - . 06:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Ship test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2005 December 28 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-D15. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • INS Rajput - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2007 March 30 - . 09:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Ship test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2009 March 6 - . 10:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • PAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

2009 December 13 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2010 March 27 - . 00:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Test launch.

2011 March 11 - . 04:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2012 October 5 - . 05:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Pad: Ship. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • RV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Operational test mission..

2014 April 27 - . 03:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. Launch Pad: INS. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • SLTGT-02 - . Nation: India. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM Target.


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